Nursery Tour: Fenix's Room

Nursery Tour: Fenix's Room

Alejandra Valera
Feb 23, 2008

Name: Fenix
Location: Seattle, Washington

Strong and soft. Bold and understated. Fenix's room is a nice balance of a strong wall color combined with soft touches throughout. We found Fenix's room on Flickr and his mother, Reese was more than happy to share their room with us.

When asked about her design style, Reese replied, "Our design style and philosophy can be summed up as simple and clean with a touch of whimsy. We prefer furniture with basic clean lines and enhance a space with artwork and hand made accessories that we buy or make ourselves."

"For Fenix's room we really wanted a space that didn't scream nursery. We want him to feel comfortable in that space whether he is 2- or 12-years-old. We went for a really dark color on the walls because we felt it would make the room feel warm and we didn't want to go with the standard nursery blue, yellow or green."

The walls are painted with Behr's Breakfast Blend in a satin finish and Reese ties the entire room together with the green accessories throughout from the green curtains she made herself, down to the small accessories on the window sill: the chime green balls, piggy bank and wooden lion.

Among the other items in the nursery include a wooden hamper and white sheer curtains from Ikea and the adorable flags, which were made by a friend using fabrics from Repro Depot

We asked Reese for any advice she may have on how to approach the nursery decorating process....

"Identify 2 or 3 things that you will draw on for inspiration and refer to those when you are putting the room together. I also would say that it would be great to avoid the matchy-matchy nursery style that's so
popular. Combine old and new pieces from different sources to make the room look unique. No need to spend tons of cash because you can put together a really cool room for very little money."

Thank you, Fenix and thank you, Reese!

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